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Daniel Barber
Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern women - two sisters and one African-American slave - must fight to … 
CastHailee Steinfeld, Brit Marling, Muna Otaru, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18A

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Bruno Dumont
A clueless police inspector stumbles his way through a provincial murder investigation, in this shocking — and shockingly funny — change of pace… 
CastAlane Delhaye, Lucy Caron, Bernard Pruvost, …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18A

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Alan Rickman
A landscape gardener with a taste for the unconventional is invited to design one of the fountains at the Palace of Versailles. As she battles w… 
CastKate Winslet, Stanley Tucci, Alan Rickman, M…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$PG

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Michael Winterbottom
Why are we fascinated by murder? Inspired by the killing of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy, this film looks beyond the salacious head… 
CastDaniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale, Valerio Masta…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
MAST$$14A

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Juán Martín Hsu
La Salada depicts the experience of new immigrants in Argentina told through three stories that take place in La Salada — the largest informal m… 
CastIgnacio Huang, Yunseon Kim, Chang Sun Kim, N…
LanguageSpanish/Korean/Manda…   CountryArgentina
DISC$14A

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Jan-Willem van Ewijk
After watching European tourists come and go for many years, Fettah takes off on an epic ocean journey along the Moroccan Atlantic coast to Euro… 
CastFettah Lamara, Thekla Reuten, Mohamed Majd, …
LanguageArabic/French   CountryMorocco
DISC$14A

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Raoul Peck
In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, a middle-aged Port-au-Prince couple come face to face with the stark contradictions of Haitian society … 
CastAlex Descas, Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin, Thiba…
LanguageFrench   CountryHaiti
MAST$18

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Michele Alhaique
A loyal Mafia enforcer becomes a hunted man when he protects a beautiful young escort from his boss’ sadistic son. Michele Alhaique's debut fea… 
CastGreta Scarano, Pierfrancesco Favino
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
DISC$18

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Sarah Leonor
Recuperating in Paris after being wounded in Afghanistan, a French Foreign Legion soldier is reunited with the man who saved his life and unexpe… 
CastJérémie Renier, Surho Sugaipov, Ramzan Idiev
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DISC$14A

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James Franco
A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century. [It is the s… 
CastJames Franco, Joey King, Seth Rogen, Scott H…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Santiago Esteinou
An empathetic and powerful documentary portrait of César Fierro, a Mexican convict who has spent thirty years in a Texas prison awaiting his sen… 
CastCésar Fierro
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
DOC$PG

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Juris Kursietis
In this tough but compassionate coming-of-age drama, a Latvian teenager with a serious gambling addiction sets out to find his long-lost father.… 
CastKristers Piksa, Rezija Kalnina
LanguageLatvian   CountryLatvia
CWC$14A

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René Frölke
Taking its title from a short text by Michel Foucault, this innovative portrait of internationally acclaimed Romanian author Norman Manea provoc… 
CastUnknown
LanguageRomanian   CountryGermany
WL$PG

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Ann Hui
Xiao Hong, one of the most famous female writers, lived through the most turbulent times in contemporary China. Her estrangement from her father… 
CastWei Tang, Shaofeng Feng, Lei Hao
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina/Hong Kong
MAST$14A

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Dennis Bots
Against the background of WWII, Tuur’s trust in his best friend Lambert is tested when both boys befriend Maartje, who has a secret that endange… 
CastMaas Bronkhuyzen, Joes Brauers, Pippa Allen,…
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
KIDYouthPG

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Ernesto Daranas
Chala is an 11-year-old with an attitude problem and a difficult life. When his teacher Carmela, the only person who Chala respects, takes a sho… 
CastArmando Valdés Freire, Alina Rodríguez, Silv…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCuba
CWC$PG

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Sung Bo Shim
The ragtag crew of a fishing boat takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea, in this tense hi… 
CastKim Yoon-seok, Park Yoo- chun
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
GALA$$14A

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Mami Sunada
Granted unfettered access to the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli, director Mami Sunada follows the three men who are the lifeblood of one of t… 
CastHideaki Anno, John Lasseter, Hayao Miyazaki
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
DOC$18

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Oscar Ruiz Navia
A sweet-natured look at young adults in search of both a good time and a higher purpose, Colombian director Oscar Ruiz Navia's follow-up to his … 
CastJovan Alexis Marquinez Angulo “Ras” and Calv…
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia/Argentina
DISC$PG

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Mathieu Denis
Montréal, 1966. Jean Corbo, an idealistic 16-year-old of Québécois and Italian descent, befriends two far-left political activists and joins the… 
CastAnthony Therrien, Antoine L'Écuyer, Karelle …
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
DISC$PG

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Lu Zhang
In this charmingly off-kilter romantic comedy, a Beijing university professor visits the ancient Korean capital of Gyeongju on a nostalgic quest… 
CastHae-il Park, Min-a Shin, Jin-seo Yoon, Tae-H…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CTC$14A

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Joshua Oppenheimer
Joshua Oppenheimer's follow-up to his extraordinary documentary The Act of Killing follows a family who, after viewing the previous film, discov… 
CastErnardi Watimin
LanguageIndonesian/Javanese…   CountryIndonesia
DOC$14A

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Naomi Kawase
Facing both family tragedy and the unpredictable rhythms of nature, two teenagers on a subtropical Japanese island find solace in each other, in… 
CastNijiro Murakami, Jun Yoshinaga, Miyuki Matsu…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$14A

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Mark Hartley
Director Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood, Machete Maidens Unleashed!) continues his delightful documentary disinterment of down-market movie d… 
CastMolly Ringwald, Dolph Lundgren, Bo Derek, Ro…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
MM$18A

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Philip Martin
A former art prodigy and second generation petty thief buys his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son. To do so, he must team up w… 
CastJohn Travolta, Christopher Plummer, Tye Sher…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

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Mijke de Jong
A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left. 
CastLeonoor Pauw, Adelheid Roosen, Lieneke Le Ro…
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
CWC$18

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Stefan Liberski
A Japanophile young Belgian woman in Tokyo falls into a whirlwind romance with a Francophile Japanese student, in this charming and tender tale … 
CastPauline Etienne, Taichi Inoue, Julie Lebreto…
LanguageFrench/Japanese   CountryBelgium
CWC$PG

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Christian Zübert
While on a cycling tour of Belgium, a close-knit group of friends must deal with one of their members’ decision to end his life with dignity, in… 
CastFlorian David Fitz, Julia Koschitz, Jürgen V…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWS$PG

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Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Three orphaned siblings find themselves battling with a corrupt local police chief over ownership of their mother’s ancestral home, in this play… 
CastYerbolat Yerzhan, Aidyn Sakhaman, Aliya Zain…
LanguageKazakh   CountryKazakhstan
CWC$18A

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Baldvin Zophoníasson
Life in a Fishbowl is about three people whose lives are intertwined. After a horrible tragedy, a writer drinks himself into oblivion on a 20-ye… 
CastHera Hilmar, Thorsteinn Bachmann and Thor Kr…
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
DISC$14A

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Eugène Green
In the long-awaited new film from French auteur Eugène Green, a brilliant architect seeks spiritual and artistic renewal during a life-changing … 
CastFabrizio Rongione, Christelle Prot Landmann,…
LanguageFrench/Italian   CountryFrance/Italy
WL$14A

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Ghassan Salhab
Following a car accident on a lone mountain road, a middle-aged man loses his memory. Drenched in blood, he continues to walk along the deserted… 
CastCarlos Chahine, Carole Abboud, Fadi Abi Samr…
LanguageArabic   CountryLebanon/Qatar
CWC$14A

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Kelvin Kyung Kun Park
Multi-media artist Kelvin Kyung Kun Park looks back to the “heroic age” of heavy industry in 1960s South Korea and the contemporary ruins of tho… 
CastUnknown
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CTC$PG

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Antoine Fuqua
In this big-screen adaptation of the cult ‘80s TV show, McCall believes he has put his past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a … 
CastDenzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grac…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Saverio Costanzo
Mina and Jude meet while stuck together in the restroom of a restaurant, marking the beginning of a true love story. They move in together. They… 
CastAdam Driver, Jake Weber, Natalie Gold, Alba …
LanguageEnglish   CountryItaly
SP$14A

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Josh Lawson
The Little Death, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of … 
CastJosh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herrima…
LanguageEnglish/Auslan   CountryAustralia
DISC$18A

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Dieudo Hamadi
Director Dieudo Hamadi follows a group of teenagers in his hometown of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo, whose struggles to pass th… 
CastUnknown
LanguageLingala/French   CountryCongo
DOC$PG

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Isao Takahata
Studio Ghibli’s Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) transforms an ancient Japanese folktale into a dazzling animated fantasy. Found inside a… 
CastAki Asakura, Kengo Kora, Takeo Chii and Nobu…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MAST$18

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Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi
In this delicate, deceptively small-scale drama from award-winning Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi, Youness, an ageing taxi driver, takes a youn… 
CastParviz Parastui, Soheila Golestani, Shabnam …
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWC$PG

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Julie Lopes-Curval
Class barriers threaten the budding romance of two young lovers striving to realize their artistic ambitions. Twenty-year-old Alice lives in No… 
CastAna Girardot, Bastien Bouillon, Baptiste Lec…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$R

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Sion Sono
Midnight Madness Opening Night Film. Set in an alternate Tokyo of the near future, director Sion Sono continues his run of sensational films wi… 
CastAkihiro Kitamura, Hitomi Katayama, Ryôhei Su…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MM$R

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Morgan Matthews
Young mathematics prodigy Nathan struggles with people but finds comfort in numbers. When Nathan wins a place at the Mathematics Olympiad, he de… 
CastAsa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$PG

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Dome Karukoski
A stubbornly traditional 80-year-old farmer whose social attitudes verge on the prehistoric raises hell when he is forced to move in with his sa… 
CastAntti Litja, Petra Frey, Mari Perankoski, Ii…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
CWC$PG

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Carlos Vermut
Desperate to fulfill his terminally ill daughter’s last wish, a grief-stricken man plunges into a vortex of blackmail, deception and double-cros… 
CastJosé Sacristán, Bárbara Lennie, Luis Bermejo…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
DISC$14A

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Taika Waititi, Jemaine Cleme…
Vladislav (Jemaine Clement), Viago (Taika Waititi), and Deacon (Jonathan Brugh) are three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome … 
CastJemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Bru…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
MM$18A

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Luis Ortega
Two young urchins turn the streets of Buenos Aires into their own magical playground, in this vibrant portrait of young love from director Luis … 
CastDaniel Melingo, Ailín Salas, Nahuel Pérez Bi…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CWC$18

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Robert Connolly
An imaginative family film about a young Australian boy’s passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships… 
CastSam Worthington, Ed Oxenbould, Deborah Mailm…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
KIDYouthG

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Batin Ghobadi
Leyla is a young woman who goes to Iraq with her four-year-old son in search of her missing husband. She seeks help from a policeman named Marda… 
CastHossein Hassan, Helan Abdullah, Esmail Zagro…
LanguageKurdish   CountryKurdistan
DISC$18

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Javier Fuentes-León
Edo Celeste, a renowned crime novelist, is obsessed with the disappearance of his fiancée during the 2007 earthquake in Peru. Seven years later,… 
CastSalvador del Solar, Angie Cepeda, Lucho Cáce…
LanguageSpanish   CountryPeru/Colombia
DISC$14A

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Laurent Cantet
A terrace overlooking Havana. Five friends gather to celebrate the return of Amadeo after 16 years of exile. From dusk to dawn, they reminisce a… 
CastJorge Perugorría, Isabel Santos, Alberto Puj…
LanguageSpanish   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Paul Bettany
Hannah and Tahir come from two different worlds. But when their lives intersect, they’re at the same place: homeless on the streets of New York.… 
CastJennifer Connelly, Anthony Mackie
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Unknown
Stories of Our Lives adapts five short stories assembled by a small Nairobi-based multi-disciplinary arts collective and inspired by real life t… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSwahili   CountryKenya
DISC$14A

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Nick Broomfield
Perennially provocative documentarian Nick Broomfield (Aileen Wournos: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Biggie and Tupac) digs into the case of the … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$18A

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Johnnie To
After losing his girl in a love triangle, Shen Ran falls in love with another woman, only to find himself still attached to his old flame. Meanw… 
CastLouis Koo, Miriam Yeung, Gao Yuanyuan, Vic C…
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
SP$PG

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Maxime Giroux
Félix is an eccentric and penniless French Canadian whose wealthy father is dying. Meira is a married Hasidic woman with a family, searching for… 
CastHadas Yaron, Martin Dubreuil, Luzer Twersky,…
LanguageFrench/Yiddish   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Suha Arraf
Award-winning screenwriter Suha Arraf (The Syrian Bride, Lemon Tree) makes her feature directorial debut with this story of spirited eighteen-ye… 
CastNisreen Faour, Ula Tabari, Cherien Dabis, Ma…
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
DISC$PG

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Edward Zwick
In this remarkable true story set in the height of the Cold War, chess legend Bobby Fischer is locked in a gripping championship clash with the … 
CastTobey Maguire, Live Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaa…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$PG

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Juanfer Andrés and Esteban R…
Spain, 1950s. Monste’s agoraphobia keeps her locked in a sinister apartment in Madrid and her only link to reality is the little sister she sacr… 
CastLuis Tosar, Carolina Bang, Hugo Silva
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
VAN$R

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Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative… 
CastGolab Adineh, Farhad Aslani, Mohammadreza Fo…
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWS$PG

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July Jung
Banished to provincial purgatory after a censure for misconduct, a former star of the Seoul police force finds her maternal instincts unexpected… 
CastDoona Bae, Sae-ron Kim, Sae-Byeok Song, Hie-…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CTC$14A

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Adam Wingard
The follow-up to Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett’s wildly popular You're Next, The Guest tells the story of a mysterious and devastatingly charmi… 
CastEthan Embry, Dan Stevens, Lance Reddick, Joe…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Debbie Tucker Green
Jackie is pregnant and knows it’s not her husband Mark’s. She says she’s slept with nobody else. Mark and their son JJ don't know what to say. S… 
CastNadine Marshall, Idris Elba, Kai Francis-Lew…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$14A

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Rooth Tang
The lives of three generations of Asian immigrants play out across three different cities: in Paris, a young man returns to his girlfriend as fa… 
CastMatt Wu, Huang Lu, Ananda Everingham and Saj…
LanguageThai/Mandarin/Japane…   CountryFrance/Thailand/USA…
DISC$14A

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Bent Hamer
When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and… 
CastAne Dahl Torp, Laurent Stocker, Stein Winge
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
MAST$18A

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Tala Hadid
Moroccan-Iraqi director Tala Hadid’s brooding first feature laces the intersecting destinies of three characters who will alternately rescue one… 
CastKhalid Abdalla, Marie-Josée Croze, Fadwa Bou…
LanguageArabic/French   CountryMorocco/France
DISC$14A

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Sean Evans and Roger Waters
A rib-rattling, sonically stupendous document of the Pink Floyd frontman’s continent-crossing concert tour with his epic stage show The Wall Liv… 
CastRoger Waters, Dave Kilminster, Snowy White, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$18

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Chris Evans
Set in Manhattan, the story follows two strangers after their serendipitous meeting in Grand Central. Over the course of one night, they form an… 
CastChris Evans, Alice Eve
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Dave McKean
Renowned artist and filmmaker Dave McKean (MirrorMask) brings his distinctive blend of live action and gorgeously wrought animation to this drea… 
CastBen Daniels, Dervla Kirwan, Michael Maloney,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$14A

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Fan Lixin
Lixin Fan, director of the award-winning Last Train Home, takes a very different look at contemporary China with this documentary that follows t… 
CastUnknown
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
DOC$PG

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Im Kwon-taek
A middle-aged man who has recently lost his wife to cancer indulges in fantasies about a young woman at his work in the new film from Korean mas… 
CastAhn Sung-ki, Kim Qyu-ri,Kim Ho-jung
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
MAST$14A

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Marah Strauch
A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, "the father of BASE jumping," whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more specta… 
CastJean Boenish, Carl Boenish
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in Central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal, with whom he has a stormy relationship, and his sister … 
CastHaluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag, A…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
MAST$18

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Hao Ning
Recently cuckolded and reeling from a messy divorce, a hapless former singer hits the road - and the bar - with his all-too-helpful best bud, in… 
CastHuang Bo, Xu Zheng
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$18A

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Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
A devoted elderly couple living in a Jerusalem retirement home is faced with a pair of devastating challenges that threaten to divide them after… 
CastZe'ev Revach, Levana Finkelshtein, Aliza Ros…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWC$14A

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Jean-Luc Godard
The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons … 
CastHéloise Godet, Kamel Abdeli, Zoé Bruneau, Ch…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$R

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Anahí Berneri
The long-time marriage between a seemingly happy Buenos Aires couple begins to disintegrate just as they are on the verge of realizing their dre… 
CastLeonardo Sbaraglia, Celeste Cid, Fabiana Can…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CWC$14A

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Mia Hansen-Løve
In the '90s, French electronic music is developing at a fast pace. Entering this exciting Parisian nightlife, Paul and his best friend form a DJ… 
CastFelix de Givry, Pauline Etienne, Vincent Mac…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Céline Sciamma
Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies, Tomboy) returns to the Festival with this raw, raucous but tender look at a group of black high school students li… 
CastKaridja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Martti Helde
In 1941, an Estonian woman and her young daughter struggle to find their way home after being deported to Siberia by the Soviet occupiers, in th… 
CastLaura Peterson, Mirt Preegel, Tarmo Song, In…
LanguageEstonian   CountryEstonia
CWC$14A

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Seong-hoon Kim
A luckless police detective becomes the target of blackmail after trying to cover up a hit-and-run in this wild neo-noir thriller. Detective Go… 
CastSeon-gyun Lee, Jin-woong Jo, Man-shik Jeong
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CTC$PG

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Susanne Bier
How far are decent human beings willing to go, when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust? Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen have c… 
CastNikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Maria…
LanguageDanish, Swedish   CountryDenmark
SP$18